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Re: Subversion/Eclipse Performance on Windows

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 09:53:49 -0600

Bob Archer wrote:
>> For the case of Java, however, Microsoft was actually very friendly to
>> the technology (for awhile). Their Java compiler and VM for Windows
>> were the fastest around. But this was in the 1990s, and Microsoft's
>> attitude toward Java has changed considerably since then.
> IIRC Sun didn't want MS shipping a JVM... especially one superior to the
> one Sun shipped. Nor did they want MS shipping a Java IDE which is why
> J++ was dropped. Sun's complaint was that if you used J++ apps wouldn't
> be cross platform which was only true if you used the Windows API
> extensions.

Which, if that was the only version of something-like-java that you
used, you would use because they were on by default and you wouldn't
know until you tested on a different platform that it wasn't portable.

   Les Mikesell
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